International Congress on the Reformation Jubilee 2017

On 6-10 Oktober 2013 the International Congress on the Reformation Jubilee 2017 was held in Zurich. The main theme was „500 years of Reformation – meaning and challenges for the present“.

Starting from October 6, roughly 250 participants from 35 countries and five continents had discussed the relevance of the Reformation for church and society and consulted about the chances and perspectives of the Reformation Jubilee. Participants could listen to many interesting contributions dealing with themes like history and theology, common roots and aspects of the Reformation, the Reformation and violence, the Reformation and subjectivism, Bible and pluralism inside and outside the church. The four-day congress was co-organized by the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) and the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD). The Zurich Protestant Reformed Church was hosting the event.
Numerous high-ranking representatives of churches and church organizations participated, among them Rowan Williams, who was the Archbishop of Canterbury and thus the head of the Anglican Church until early 2013; Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity; Olaf Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches; Margot Kässmann, the EKD Ambassador for the 2017 Reformation Jubilee; Ulrich Körtner from the University of Rome; Martin Bünker, Bishop of the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Austria; Bishop Martin Schindehütte and Emeritus Bishop Margot Käβmann from the Evangelical Church in Germany.
Miloš Klátik, General bishop of the ECAC in Slovakia and László Fazekas, Bishop of the Reformed Church in Slovakia were also invited and represented our country.

Matúš Kopča, foreign relations department  | 15.11.2013

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Grafické spracovanie:Ladislav Menyhart